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I hope Rocket has a bladder infection

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Kind of an unusual thing to say, but yes, I hope Rocket has a bladder infection. I recently became aware that he'd been spraying again. Just a few drops in each spot. But there were some other things that weren't right. He's been urinating more frequently. He's been drinking more often. He sometime doesn't fully squat and pees on the side of the box (not normal for him.) And I found a puddle of urine on the kitchen floor.

So instead of writing it off to him spraying again -- because there weren't any trigger events as far as I could tell -- he went to the vet for a urinalysis. And that came back with elevated pH (7.5) and lower specific gravity (10.17) both way off his baseline of a year and a half ago (has it been that long, really???) There were no crystals or cells in his urine, but the doc said that with that dilute urine, they'd be hard to find and so she's sending it in to be cultured. If that comes back, we have to do bloodwork, and find out why his urine's off.

The three scenarios are:

1) he has a bladder infection
2) his kidneys are failing
3) he's begun spraying again

So, you see, that's why I say that I hope Rocket has a bladder infection.
post #2 of 11
I hope your Cat will be ok. My Cat has a Bladder Infection and its very hard to treat. She was on Clavamox for 4 weeks and has been on Cepalexen fot 2 weeks. She gets tested again this week. I hope if your cat has a Bladder Infction it will be easy to treat.
post #3 of 11
Oh no Tim.

The drinking and dilute urine is suspicious of CRF.
There is a CRF sticky thread in the health forum with some excellent links to CRF sites, if you need them.

I will be watching for your update about the culture results.

Rocket
post #4 of 11
It does sound like Crf to me too. I had Cats with it before and they both did that.
post #5 of 11
Sending vibes to Rocket that it's just a bladder infection!

Laurie
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the well-wishes. Rocket sends three nose-bumps, some leg-rubbing, and a whole bunch of kneading, with a raspy tongue-lick for good measure. (He's not into head-butts.....that's Mellie's and Twinkie's gig.)
post #7 of 11
Sending some more your way that it is just a bladder infection
post #8 of 11
Ohh I hope its just a bladder infection!! Good luck to you and Rocket!!
post #9 of 11
I hope it's just a bladder infection.
post #10 of 11
Have you hear anything yet about your Cat. I hope he is ok.
post #11 of 11
I don't blame you for "wishing" it's a bladder infection. I hope your little guy will be okay.

~KK~
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